Christopher J. Freyer (born in 1965) received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition with Performance Honors in Oboe from SyracuseUniversity, studying composition with Brian Israel, Earl George and Andrew Waggoner, and oboe with Philip MacArthur. His Master's Degree is from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where he worked with composers Charles Dodge and Robert Starer, and oboist Bert Lucarelli. His concert works have been performed by the Berkshire Lyric Theatre Ensemble, the Meridian String Quartet and numerous other ensembles, and have been broadcast on National Public Radio. In 1992, Freyer was the sole recipient of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship in Music, which brought him to Los Angeles. In addition to an internationally distributed video, his music for films and stage has been heard on A & E, PBS, and in several network movies-of-the-week, as well as in a current network series. He has since moved back to his native New York and continues his creative endeavors.
Works by Christopher Freyer available from Duma Music:
A Bouquet of Christmas Carols for clarinet trio. A festive medley of five popular Christmas carols, including Patapan, Coventry Carol, Boar's Head Carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. ♦ Duration: 8 min. ♦ $12.95 (score and parts)
Musical Rainbow. Eight fun "color-coordinated” pieces for young wind players (Red Balloons, Blue River, Green Grasshopper, Yellow Moon, Orange Sunset, Purple Shadows, White Clouds and Black Fortress). Available for flute and piano, clarinet and piano or alto saxophone and piano. ♦ Duration: 16 min. ♦ $11.95 per book (score and part), or all 3 books for $30.00
a) Musical Rainbow for flute and piano (score and part)
Puccini for Piano. A collection of six favorite arias from the timeless operas of Giacomo Puccini arranged for piano solo. Edited and fingered by noted concert pianist and educator Dr. Juliana Osinchuk. Includes: E Lucevan Le Stelle (from "Tosca"), Quando Me'n Vo' (Introduction and Musetta's Waltz from "La Boheme"), Finale, Act 1 (Love Duet from "Madama Butterfly"), Donna Non Vidi Mai (from "Manon Lescaut"), Two Songs of Love (from "La Fanciulla Del West") and Torna Ai Felici Di (from "Le Villi"). Excellent recital or encore pieces for the gifted amateur or professional pianist, all in an elegantly designed folio. ♦ Duration: 17 min. ♦ $11.95